posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 12:07 PM
Originally posted by Whisper67
According to Otto Binder*, who was a member of the NASA space team, when the moon-walkers, Aldrin and Armstrong were making their rounds some
distance from the LEM, Armstrong clutched Aldrins’s arm excitedly and exclaimed:
[edit on 3/19/2009 by Whisper67]
*name made bold for emphasis
I have heard this story before. Frankly, the first time that I heard this "tale" was at a science fiction convention (Alpha Draconis Con - Toronto
'77). The reason why I have made this connection is because of the name I made bold in the above quote from the OP. This leads me to believe that
this entire episode is either a hoax or it is simply an elaboration of a true event that has picked up details in the retelling.
was a noted figure in the world of Comic Books and Science Fiction. He was a comic
book writer who often collaborated with his brother Earl. When he worked with his brother, together they would assume the pseudonym Eando Binder.
This, by the way, is the only reason that Otto might be considered "noted", at least in my mind. I've never really came to appreciate his work.
Nevertheless, seeing the name "Otto Binder"
listed as a source for this
account raised the red flags
in my mind. I did a google search for Otto and, well, I didn't turn up any Nasa related listings. I did,
however, reacquaint myself with some old comic book history.
While this account is fascinating, I don't believe that I would tout this anecdote as incontrovertible evidence. It's just an interesting story as
it stands -- a story with a number of undocumented keypoints presented as fact.